As we get older, the protective cushiony discs between the vertebrae in our spine can dry out due to dehydration of the disc material, which is cartilage. When this cartilage dries out, it loses its integrity and can begin to slightly flatten out between its two vertebrae. This causes the disc to be compressed and…
What Causes a Bulging Disc?
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